Has Earl Sweatshirt Secretly Dropped a New Track?

After releasing single Wind In My Sails back in January, Earl Sweatshirt may have just sneakily released an unconventional follow-up.

Surfacing on Apple Music yesterday with little warning and no album art, Pelicula takes the form of a production based instrumental where vocal samples and ominous introductory chords quickly cut away into a washed-out synth hook accompanying ambient 70s breaks. Listen for yourself below:

The track may simply be an unfinished teaser, yet perhaps reflecting his DJ’ing debut as Earl Fletcher back in March, it could also suggest a move towards a more instrumental approach. Clocking in at just a minute and six seconds, the atmospheric track cuts out seemingly no sooner than it has begun.

Apple Music isn’t above mistakenly uploading music without an artist’s knowledge, so it’s unclear whether the former Odd Future member orchestrated the release. His social media channels have remained conspicuously silent but given Earl’s proclivity for dropping things out of the blue, it’s likely that Pelicula might be paving the way for something new.

Whether this new project will take the form of a follow-up to 2015’s fantastic I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside remains to be seen.

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